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Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

This professional development course, validated by the University of Bolton, is a great starting point if you want to become an educator.
7 weeks (one day per week)
In-person, online or hybrid delivery

This PTLLS course is designed for new entrants to the lifelong learning sector. Covering the fundamental elements involved in planning, preparing and implementing learning in your subject area, our Level 4 course is designed to introduce you to the core ideas and knowledge underpinning a career in the teaching profession.

When does the course start?

12 April 2024

What does the course cover?
  • Roles, responsibilities and boundaries of the teacher
  • Different approaches to teaching and learning
  • Assessment techniques
  • Effective record-keeping
  • Introduction to lesson planning and preparing resources

The qualification is made up of a number of short, manageable assignments including a 15 minute observed session.

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When will I attend?

The course requires 7 days of attendance (one day per week for 7 weeks) plus, some time must be dedicated to independent study.

Attendance is required every Friday, 10am - 2.30pm.

Attendees can either attend face-to-face at our GM SkillCentre in Trafford park or online via Zoom. Applicants must select their preferred delivery method during the application process.


What will I achieve?

On successful completion you will achieve a Level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).

What are the entry requirements?

You should have a Level 3 qualification in a subject relevant to the area you wish to teach, along with relevant up-to-date experience in that specialism.

How much does the course cost?